Monday, 31 August 2015

Celtic Swordsmen (and Swordswomen!)

Some celts today for my Of Gods and Mortals celtic force. The figures themselves are from Brigade Games' Celtos line (who bought the line from I-Kore or Urban Mammoth - I forget which). They are lovely clean miniatures and very nicely cast. 

I had a bit of trouble painting the tartan on them - so three of them just have plain kilts and the other two are fairly basic. The shield designs aren't anything special, by the time I sorted out the tartan I just wanted them off the painting desk. 

These might also see some outings in a Song of Blades and Heroes as there seems to be a bit of interest down the club in trying the rules out (which is great news - I love the game!)

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Frostgrave Golem and Casualties

My regular opponent Rob and I have just started playing the 3 game Frostgrave campaign which came free with the Nickstarter North Star Figures put out earlier this year.

For the first scenario you require some casualty figures to search so I knocked together these pretty quickly from some left over ancients casualties from Wargames Foundry. I tried to make them look as if they'd be out in the snow for a while, I'm not sure its worked perfectly but I only wanted them for the one game so I didn't want to spend a lot of time on them.

The second and third scenarios require a granite golem to be wandering around causing mayhem. A quick rummage through the lead mountain produced this chap. 

I can't for the life of me remember where I got him (although the company did make a treeman and some jungle goblins I seem to remember). I've got another one with a rock over his head which I might paint up if the mood takes me. Painting him was a straightforward drybrush job really - nothing special. 

Pics from the first game will no doubt be up on the ELMS club facebook later this week: ELMS Club

Frostgrave Elementalists

We've played a few games of Frostgrave now down at the ELMS club in Leeds and its going down really well with more and more players showing interest.

So far I've been using a necromancer but I've just switched to a new warband led by an elementalist. She didn't have a great first game but I'm sure she'll improve.

The figures themselves are from North Star Figures, the apprentice (on the right) is unchanged whereas the wizard (on the left) has had a head swap with a Wargames Foundry nymph and a bit of putty work to blend in the hair and give her a bit more of a chest. I'm really pleased with the conversion, its not something I do a lot of and I think its come out pretty well. 

Wednesday, 19 August 2015


I've decided I want to paint up a small force for Age of Sigmar. I don't think all the criticism leveled at the game is at all justified and I expect mostly comes from people who rarely wargame let alone have tried the game.

Anyway, being a bit of a goblin myself I decided I'd start with some orcs, or Orruks, as they are now called. I'm a bit cautious to spend big on some of the current range as I expect it will be replaced sooner or later with something nicer so at the moment I'm going to go for some cheaper, generic options. These are from the 5th Edition starter set which I picked up from ebay for about 50p each. I have some more in various states of completion but I'm awaiting some 30mm bases to pop them on.

They were painted up relatively quickly, using a brown spray undercoat, a brown wash over the leathers, the metals were washed then given a quick drybrush, everything else just got a quick highlight. The only thing that was given any time and care was the skin (Foundry Moss triad, with a wash of Agrax Earthshade after the A layer) so they match my other orcs.

These will likely see action in Dragon Rampant when it arrives as well being called into action for of Gods and Mortals if I can find some opponents.